Juuke Schoorl

Juuke Schoorl

The Netherlands, born in 1989

In collaboration with choreographers Imre and Marne van Opstal, the photographer Juuke Schoorl presents a video piece mixing dance with references to the utilisation of photography in medicine. The artist projects images of human anatomy onto the surface of the performers’ bodies: recalling the technique of X-rays, lungs, spinal columns, kidneys, and hips take shape and then vanish as the dancers breathe and move their limbs. More than a century after the discovery of this radiation — an essential late nineteenth-century medical advance that for the first time provided access to the structure of a living body, the skeleton and the internal parts of which could be viewed on photosensitive film —, Juuke Schoorl’s subversion of the basic codes of radiography resolves into a highly personal vision. In place of the coldness and technical rigour of scientific imagery, this reinterpretation of the language of X-ray spawns a dreamlike and sensual world, where the bluetinged skin of his dancers morphs into a theatre of visual expression.

KABK — Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2010 – 2014
ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, The Netherlands, 2007 – 2010
ABKM — Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2006


Juuke Schoorl, Liquid Skin, 2014
Video 4’50’’
© Juuke Schoorl

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